Chapter 4.05

marietta’s home: two months later


“So, what about the familiar thing? Do witches — do we — actually get power from having a familiar? Should I be adopting a cat or will my dog suffice?” I asked. In the past few weeks of working with Marietta, I’d borrowed every supernatural-related text (and, yes, that included some rather interesting books from the teen section of the local library).

Marietta snorted. “Adopt a cat if you want, girl, but don’t expect to draw any magical power from it. That was a tale spun by a cat lover — she couldn’t bear to see any cat go unloved.”

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Sunshine Blogger Award x2

Thank you so much, Jowita, for nominating me for this lovely award! I haven’t been able to write in what feels like forever due to real life craziness, but I’m so honored that you thought of my blog 🙂

Edit: Also, thank you wintersims3 for nominating me as well!

The Rules:
1. In a blog post, thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
2. Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or your blog.

Jowita’s Questions:

  1. What do you most enjoy about being a member of the WordPress community?
    1. Definitely the people! Honestly, I would have stopped writing this story ages ago if not for the lovely readers and commenters. I love that the community is really that — a community. We all come from different backgrounds, but everyone is so supportive of each other’s work, which I find really special
  2. How often do you check to see if there’s anything new out here on WordPress?
    1. Shamefully, I haven’t done this in a while! I used to browse the ‘sims 3’ tag on reader, but life has been so hectic, I’ve barely even had time to write my own story!
  3. What makes you call a person a skillful writer?
    1. If they can make me feel something, they’ve got me. I want to feel sad, happy, shocked, angry — etc!
  4. What do you do when you get bored in your game and don’t know what to write about for your new chapter? [for the game-driven blogs] / What do you do when you feel like you’re stuck on a particular storyline and don’t know where to take it? [for the story-driven blogs]
    1. I sometimes go ahead and write a scene that occurs far in advance if I don’t feel like writing the current steps. Also, I love going to some of my favorite stories and rereading those to remind myself why I wanted to write in the first place!
  5. The prettiest Sim you’ve ever had in your game?
    1. Ha. This one actually comes from my inactive ISBI, but here is one of Eleven’s daughters: Screenshot-37
  6. Your favorite couple in your gameplay/stories?
    1. Ahhh probably Leliana and Arthur </3Screenshot-152
  7. Your favorite non-romantic relationship in your gameplay/stories?
    1. Any sibling relationship!! Supportive siblings!! b
  8. Have you had a Sim that you fell in love with right away?
    1. Rey! She was so shy, and I share a lot of the same insecuritiesscreenshot-7
  9. If you ever did any storylines, what is the one you’re most proud of? If you didn’t, post the oldest picture from your save.
    1. Hm…I’m still pretty proud of the second gen storyline (which took forever to shoot!), and I’m also very excited for gen 4’s storyline 😉
    2. Screenshot-36

      this chapter was rough

    3. Screenshot-86

      the very first photo! we’ve come so far :’)

  10. Have you had any Sims that remind you of someone?
    1. Not too closely, no!
  11. Is there any random fact about your blog story you want to share?
    1. I have had photos through the last chapter of gen 4 taken since last year, but I’ve been the worst at actually writing the text! Oops

wintersims3’s questions

1. What is a pet peeve of yours?

When people don’t respond to messages!

2. What do you like most about the country you live in, and what do you like the least?

Most: cleanliness

Least: some social issues

3. Which of your Sims would you want to bring into real life? What role would they play in it?

I’d love to bring in Leliana! The world could use some more unflinchingly moral characters — she’d make a great detective! 🙂

4. If you were a Sim, what would your five traits be?

ooo good question! Probably shy, loves the outdoors, couch potato, ambitious, dog person

5. Would you prefer to live in the Sims 3 universe or something like it, or just stay in this world? Why?

I am a huge fan of the supernatural elements in Sims 3, but I think I’d prefer to live in this world — simply because there are so many more options! 😉


I’m so late to the game / returning to WordPress that I won’t be nominating any blogs in particular — if you’re reading this and haven’t done this yet, feel free to consider yourself nominated! 😉  Thanks all for your support ❤

Chapter 4.04

marietta’s home


After getting in touch with Marietta, the woman – witch, she told me – brought us to her home. Normally, “brought us” would entail some normal form of transportation — say, an hour’s excruciating drive through the infamous traffic — but instead entailed teleportation.

As soon as I’d regained my breath, I demanded to know whether she could also transport us to the future, but Marietta only shook her head. “That is beyond my power,” she said. “Trying to do so would result in only death.”

I tried not to feel too disappointed. Maybe she wasn’t able to, but with enough dedication and practice, perhaps I could find a way forward where she couldn’t. After all, she didn’t have a baby sister to save — I did, and if that didn’t motivate me enough, I didn’t know what would.

“Come, Korra,” she called, and I followed her to a sizable display of glinting wands.

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Interlude: Raf

nthe edgeworth



Raf looked up from the set of glasses he’d been polishing, forcing his posture to remain relaxed when he saw the dark-haired woman before him. Tehar.

“So, this is where you’ve been hiding,” the woman said, observing the Edgeworth’s flashing surroundings with a raised brow.

“Hello, Tehar!” he said, careful to keep his voice light. “Care for a drink?”

The witch considered the steel tumbler and, after a few tense seconds, sighed. “I wish, but you know how it is with the rules.”

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Chapter 4.03

the windsor residence


“He didn’t know what it was, but he sent me an email afterwards about some woman who might know. Her name is Marie or Maria or Mary or something like that — he wasn’t sure — and she apparently lives just outside of town,” I said, showing the hologram to Uncle Anakin. The music producer, thankfully, hadn’t taken my rage personally, and he’d sent me an email the day before with a potential lead. It stank of magic, unfortunately, but at this point, it was at least worth a shot.

I was reluctant to get my hopes up about some mystery old woman, but it was better than nothing.

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Chapter 4.02


“Hi, Dad,” I said. We were in a music producer’s home, as Estelle was in town and, for the moment, lacked wheels. She was staying in hour home so, for the time being, Dad and I were the designated chauffeurs.

Although the music producer was fairly well known, his home was surprisingly modest. I’d come to expect the height of opulence — or, at the very least, modernity — from Lucky Palms’s media elite, but perhaps that was only my own upbringing speaking. I knew, from the outside at least, I was extremely fortunate — even with the whole missing sister problem.

“How are you doing, Korra? Your mother and I are worried.”

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Brief Update

Hi all!

You may have noticed that there wasn’t a usual Saturday post yesterday — sorry about that! School is picking up, and while I have all my photos for all of gen 4 taken, I need to write the chapters! There will be a bit of a break before the next chapter (hopefully only ~2-3 weeks!). Thanks all for your patience 🙂

Sneak peek of 4.02